Today Jack in the Box launched new breakfast items starring two major food trends of 2013-14: the cinnamon-sugar Croissant Donut ($0.89) and the Grande Sausage Burrito ($3.49) with creamy sriracha sauce. I had to know if these items did the trends justice and if they pleased my taste buds more than Taco Bell's breakfast menu.
Though it's been well over a year since the Cronut made headlines, Jack in the Box is just now releasing its knockoff version. When I opened the bag, I was surprised to see a teensy little doughnut. However, the cinnamon-sugar coating and enticing aroma made me forget about the size.
Though the outside appeared to be a doughnut, the inside revealed all the flaky croissant layers. The texture was moist and slightly gooey on the inside and fluffy and doughnut-like on the outside. I ended up eating the whole thing and wishing I had opted for the three-pack. Though this is no Cronut, it's still delicious, and I could find myself wanting to order this on a road trip or for a late-night snack.
Grande Sausage Burrito
The first thought that popped in my head when I unwrapped the foil packaging was, "Oh no. This is like the real-life version of
In conclusion, go to Taco Bell for the savory breakfast, but hit up Jack in the Box for dessert, because those Croissant Donuts are pretty damn tasty.